Contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation are set to begin a bridge replacement project on State Route 73 in Adams County, and the route will be restricted effective next week.
On Monday, Feb. 29, S.R. 73 will be reduced to one lane at the 6.34-mile marker, where crews from DGM Incorporated will be replacing the existing continuous steel-beam structure with a two-span, pre-stressed concrete box beam on semi-integral abutments and cap and column pier. The project also includes necessary roadway approach work and minor pavement widening.
Situated over Crooked Creek, the bridge is located between Township Road 196 (Dutch Thomas Road) and T.R. 118 (Seaman Road), approximately 1.5 miles north of S.R. 41. Throughout construction, traffic will be maintained in one, 10-foot lane with the use of temporary signals.
DGM, Inc., of Beaver, Ohio was awarded a contract in the amount of approximately $1.67 million to replace the bridge, and all work is anticipated to be completed by late summer.
For additional information on lane and road closures caused by construction, accidents, flooding or other related traffic events throughout the state, visit ODOT on the web at www.Ohgo.com.